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Sáenz-Bolaños, Carolina

Saenz-Bolanos

(PhD., ECo)

 

Project:

Factors affecting the distribution of jaguars and their prey in the humid northeast forests of Costa Rica

 

Contact:

caro.saenz0@gmail.com, csaenz@umass.edu

 

Support:

Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Costa Rica (MICIT)
Consejo Nacional para Investigaciones Científicas y Tecnológicas (CONICIT)
Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA)

 

Faculty Advisor:

Todd Fuller

 

Project abstract:  

Camera traps will be used in the humid northeast forests of Costa Rica to estimate the distribution and relative abundance of, and the factors affecting, jaguars (Panthera onca) and their prey. The anthropogenic factors and differences in prey presence/availability differ significantly from other jaguar study sites in Costa Rica, and I anticipate gaining new insights related to jaguar ecology and conservation. The study area includes three different management categories (national park, indigenous reserve and forest reserve), along with major variation in topography and seasonal weather. I will also study jaguar/livestock conflicts here and in other areas to better plan for jaguar management in the future.

 

Publications:

Esquivel-Cambronero. A, C. Sáenz-Bolaños, V. Montalvo, L.D. Alfaro-Alvarado & E. Carrillo J. 2017. First records of /Tayassu pecari/ (Artiodactyla: Tayassuidae) in the Barbilla National Park, Costa Rica. Suiform Soundings 15(2):28-30.

Montalvo, V.H., Alfaro, L., Saenz, C., Cruz, J., Fuller, T.K., & Carrillo, E. 2016. Factors affecting jaguar and puma predation on livestock in Costa Rica. Wildlife Biology in Practice 12(1):32-42.

Alfaro, L. D., Montalvo, V., Guimaraes, F., Saenz, C., Cruz, J., Morazan, F., & Carrillo, E. 2016. Characterization of attack events on sea turtles (Chelonia mydas and Lepidochelys olivacea) by jaguar (Panthera onca) in Naranjo Sector, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica. International Journal of Conservation Science 7(1):101-108.

Sáenz-Bolaños, C., V. Montalvo, T.K. Fuller, & E. Carrillo. 2015. Records of black jaguars at Parque Nacional Barbilla. Cat News 62:38-39.

Montalvo, V., C. Sáenz Bolaños, S. Ramírez Carvajal, & E. Carrillo. 2015. Abundancia del jaguar (Panthera onca), otros felinos y sus presas potenciales en el Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, Costa Rica. Cuadernos de Investigación UNED Vol. 7(2): 305-311.

Montalvo, V., L. Alfaro, C. Saenz, & E. Carrillo. 2015. Jaguar as potential predator of K. scorpionides in Santa Rosa Nacional Park. Herpetozoa 27(3:4):205-208.

Alfaro, L.D., V. Montalvo, E. Carrillo, & C. Sáenz-Bolaños. 2013. Índice de riesgo de depredación de ganado por felinos en el paisaje rural: una herramienta para identificar el nivel de riesgo en fincas ganaderas y diseñar medidas de prevención y mitigación. In Áreas protegidas e inclusao social: Tendencias e perspectivas. 6(1):308-320.

Chávez-Villavicencio, C., C. Sáenz-Bolaños, & M. Spínola-Parallada. 2012. Segregación en aves insectívoras con base en la mofometría del pico y longitud total. Aporte Santiaguino 5:60-67.

Sáenz-Bolaños, C., L.D. Alfaro, & E. Carrillo. 2009. Presencia de Galictis vittata (Carnivora: Mustelidae) en el Caribe Sur y Pacífico Norte de Costa Rica. Brenesia 71/72:71-72.

Sáenz-Bolaños, C., & E. Carrillo. 2009. Registro de Cabassous centralis (Cingulata: Dasypodidae) en la Reserva Forestal Pacuare y Reserva Indígena Nairi Awari, Siquirres, Costa Rica. Brenesia 71/72:69-70.

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